discrimination

Ask A Lawyer

Ask a Lawyer: Can Hotels Really Deny Entrance to Rappers?

Meek Mill was recently turned away from a hotel in Vegas, and plans to sue. We asked a lawyer whether he has a case.
Jessica Meiselman
5.29.19
Facebook

Facebook Charged for Discriminatory Housing Ads by Department of Housing and Urban Development

On Thursday, the Department of Housing and Urban Development charged Facebook with violating the Fair Housing Act.
Caroline Haskins
3.28.19
Coachella

The ACLU Is Coming for Coachella

In 2018, two Coachella attendees said that they were barred from restrooms that corresponded with their gender identities. Now, the ACLU is demanding the music festival create a written policy that is more inclusive of transgender people.
Danielle Kwateng-Clark
2.27.19
politics

Remembering Internment Camps, Lawmakers Aim to Ban Identity-Based Detention

A new bill introduced by Tammy Duckworth, Mazie Hirono, and Mark Takano will ban the US from detaining individuals on the basis of race, ethnicity, national origin, religion, gender, or sexual orientation.
Leila Ettachfini
2.20.19
transgender

New Bill Aims to Prevent Gender Dysphoria 'Disease' From Spreading to Kids

House Bill 1108, which forbids teachers from educating their students about gender dysphoria, passed through the South Dakota House on Tuesday. The bill's sponsor claims it will "save" youth from getting "this disease."
Diana Tourjée
2.13.19
The Scarlet Letter Reports

'We're Disposable': Former NFL Cheerleader Bailey Davis Speaks Out

In this episode of "The Scarlet Letter Reports," Amanda Knox speaks with Bailey Davis, who began to fight back against gender discrimination after being terminated for a "dirty" Instagram post.
Diana Tourjée
12.23.18
Work

How to Respond to Your Ignorant Coworker’s Microaggressions

Unintentional biases wear away at your self esteem. Here are some strategies for curtailing unwelcome and discriminatory comments from coworkers—whether they are directed at you or someone else.
Ivory King
10.30.18
The VICE Guide to Right Now

A Clerk Called the Cops on a Kid Buying Candy for Being 'Black' and 'Arrogant'

"The first thing that popped in my mind absolutely was just discrimination."
Drew Schwartz
8.9.18
transgender health care

Trans Woman Says CVS Refused to Fill Her Hormone Prescription

Hilde Hall tells the ACLU she left an Arizona CVS near tears after the pharmacist on duty "humiliated" her.
Marie Solis
7.19.18
disability

New York City Is a Nightmare for Disabled People

The subway is a mess, and taxis and rideshares aren’t always accommodating to disabled passengers.
s.e. smith
7.17.18
lawsuit

Black Farmers File Discrimination Suit Alleging that They Were Sold Fake Seeds

A group of black farmers in Tennessee claims they were intentionally sold $100,000 worth of fake soybean seeds by Stine Seed Company.
Danielle Wayda
7.13.18
Essays on Religious Exemptions

My Daughter's Dream Wedding Venue Rejected Her Because She's Gay

This isn’t about wedding venues or cakes: Discrimination leaves people feeling less worthy, and often less than human.
Channie Peters
6.28.18
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